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Velo3D, a metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, announced that Hermeus, a company developing hypersonic aircraft for defense and commercial applications, has acquired two Velo3D Sapphire printers for high-volume production: an original Sapphire and a large-format Sapphire XC.
She began her role as president of AB Sandvik Coromant in Sandviken, Sweden, nearly two years ago, but Helen Blomqvist started working at the toolmaker as a research engineer about two decades ago.
For tiny precision components with dimensions of < 1 mm and deep-drawn from 100-micrometer thick sheet metal, the surface finishing operation can be quite a challenge.

Purdue researchers use AM injector components from Velo3D to create Mach 6 conditions for a ground-testing facility.
A breakthrough ultrahigh-precision robotic machine tool positions an object anywhere in a 215 mm circle with accuracy, speed and controlled force.
A review is given of this machining method, its basic concepts and developments in the technology.
Family-owned and -operated since 1968, Brannon Steel built a strong reputation as one of North America’s premier suppliers of carbon steel parts-to-print.
Armored vehicles need huge levels of drive torque to get going. To deliver the necessary propulsive force, manufacturers rely on transmissions from Augsburg-based Renk GmbH, the specialist in fully automatic transmissions for heavy-tracked military vehicles. And wherever top performance is required, you can be sure that solutions from WFL are not far behind.
Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend, Wisconsin, and Siemens are working together to train workers in the manufacturing sector.
Industrial automation is changing the way cutting tool manufacturers operate. Machines have taken on the heavy lifting at each stage of production, letting workers get on with less repetitive tasks.
Cleaning processes often offer considerable potential for improvement when it comes to making parts cleaning operations more reliable, economical and sustainable. The first step is to carry out a systematic process analysis that also takes a close look at upstream and downstream production steps. 
New Scale Robotics released a new case study video with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, a medical contractor manufacturer in Bridgeport, Mich.
AP&T, a provider of high-performing production solutions for the sheet metal forming industry, has developed a press-hardening production solution that it says lays the groundwork for providing car manufacturers with lighter, safer, more flexible designs that are cost and energy efficient.
The quality and value of a decision depends on the quality of the data on which it is based. As in any other aspect of maintenance management, decision-making and operational performance depend heavily on ensuring that the right kind of data is available when required by the relevant decision-makers.
No matter if your business is producing 1,000 or 10,000 products a day, the risk attributed to poor quality management remains the same. Having appropriate protocols in place to consistently deliver reliable goods is essential to not just maintaining customer loyalty, but to sustain a business's costs and profits.
Advanced precision rotary units are designed to minimize surface grinding mess and completely contain any debris.
Free, expert, no obligation, online technical resources are now available to answer questions prior to project bidding or purchasing new equipment.
In this Q&A, Dr. Angel Lopez, director of business development at micrometal GmbH, one of Europe’s leading PCE etching specialists, discusses what considerations design engineers need to bear in mind when working with PCE.
Manufacturers are struggling to find employees and as a result have had to get creative by making investments, re-skilling staff and automating time-consuming manual labor, such as deburring and finishing. Automating these processes results in more consistent, quality products in less time.
Parting off and grooving are among the most important, but also among the most demanding turning operations. Many parameters determine the result and productivity of the process and production. In addition to the rigidity of the machine, feed rate, and cutting speed, the parting-off and grooving tool and its holder are decisive factors governing the quality and efficiency of the grooving operation and workpiece.